Staciana Stitts and Andre Carter Honored by Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

March 2, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Cal Athletic Department had a clean sweep of the collegiate honors as Olympic swimmer Staciana Stitts and All-America defensive end Andre Carter have been named the 2000 Female and Male Collegiate Athletes of the Year.

They were given the honor by the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and will be honored at the 22nd enshrinement banquet on Mar. 14 at The Westin, St. Francis in San Francisco.

Stitts became only the second Cal women swimmer in school history to earn a gold medal in the Olympic Games, swimming in the prelims of the United States' 400-meter medley relay in Sydney. She qualified for the Olympics after placing second at the Olympic Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke. Earlier in the spring, Stitts swam the breaststroke leg on the Bears national champion 200-meter medley relay team at the NCAA Championships and individually placed second in the 100-meter breaststroke and third in the 200-meter breaststroke. She was also the 2000 Pac-10 champion in the 100-yard breaststroke and currently carries a 3.61 GPA.

Carter was a unanimous first team All-America defensive end who enjoyed a banner senior season in 2000. He recorded a school record 13.5 sacks and was named one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, given to the nation's top defensive player. Carter also was the winner of the Morris Trophy, given to the top lineman in the Pac-10 in a vote by opponent linemen in the league. He earned first team All-America honors as named by Associate Press, The Sporting News, the Football Writers Association, the Football Coaches Association and several other teams.

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